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Old House of Tan Ky

101 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An 10000, Vietnam
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Ranked #16 of 36 Attractions in Hoi An
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled with antiques, is over two hundred years old.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is a very nicely preserved Hoi An Home. It is very interesting to see how they lived in the past and that this house has been in family hands for generations.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Not particularly recommended - there is not much to see apart from some old photos of the family and it is more of a sales room. There are however some interesting photos of the floods which have inundated Hoi An in recent years.

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Sitges, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Example of a two-storey late eighteenth century shophouse, amalgamating Japanese, Vietnamese and Chinese influences in an architectural style typical of Hoi An. I was really shocked to know how during the rainy season almost every year all the basement is flooded and everything moved to the first floor, and the house remains in very good shape. It is constructed in... More

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Perth Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Tan Ky is one of the historic houses able to be visited using the Hoi An old Town tickets (120,000 dong for 5). It is two centuries old and has been in the same family for 7 generations; the family still lives upstairs so we can visit the downstairs. It is an interesting peek into the past of Vietnamese merchants.... More

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I think there is a formula when visiting the old houses; a quick explanation which is the same as all the others as the buildings have used the same principles and then into the gift shop to buy. As it is still used as a residence the area that you see is small. I would only bother to see one

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This house is the oldest in Hoi An, and still owned by the same family since it was built. Worth a visit if your passing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A Chinese merchants old house may be 200 years old full of beautiful antique furniture and Chinese curious , some of it for sale. This houses on the banks of the river get innundated nearly every year, the markings are on the wall some as high as 1.5 meter.During the floods the furniture gets pulled up to the first floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went in here during our walking tour with our guide Tommy Dao. What a place and when you are there, don't forget that once or twice the ground floor is being inundated by river water and everything has to be lifted up to the 2nd floor. Very interesting place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

As all 'attractions' in Hoi An, it is nothing special. You go in the house, a 'guide' explains a little bit about the history of the family who owned the house (these houses are even 200 years old) and then there is a shop where they try to sell you the souvenirs you find outside for half of the price... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a quick tour of the Old House and it was a traditional old house. It would have been a lot nicer if the small tour did not mainly try to sell us stuff... That was a little annoying.

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